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THE BRAND VIVOBAREFOOT

Vivobarefoot make the best barefoot shoes in the world. Created without compromise around our patented Pure Barefoot Technology, our products are the epitome of ancient wisdom with modern technology. Designed in London, with a sole for every terrain, to live your life barefoot - 24/7. Driven by a passion for healthy movement in all its forms, Vivobarefoot will not stop until the world comes back to its natural senses and starts moving again. Reconnecting feet with brains all over the world, with a growing army of medics, scientists, physios, and health professionals.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Vivobarefoot is an equal opportunities employer. Our vision is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly thrive. We know we have a long way to go and a lot to learn.

Every opportunity for recruiting a new member of the Vivobarefoot family should be an opportunity for us to introduce new perspectives, talent and skills into our workforce and our community. People of colour, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ communities, women and veterans, and people with a criminal record are all encouraged to apply for roles with Vivobarefoot. All applicants will be considered without regarding race, colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, sex, marital or parental status, gender identity, age or any other characteristics protected by law.

Job Title
Outdoor Footwear Developer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Operations

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Outdoor Developer is responsible for the shoe journey from design tech pack to gold seal product confirmation. Combining technical and organisational skill in delivering outdoor product against aesthetic, fitting, technical and financial requirements of the brief.

The Outdoor Developer is responsible for:

      Ability to lead design and category providing guidance from a technical perspective for outdoor range.

-      Check all outdoor design tech packs and responsible for briefing to vendors.

-      Manage multiple critical paths in order to deliver both seasonal and innovation projects.

-      Provide technical expertise on last & tooling development and manage new developments through to commercialisation.

-      Manage multiple critical paths in order to deliver both seasonal and innovation projects.

-      Help to develop new and exciting material ideas for Vivo outdoor range toolbox and confirm all material specs with vendors ensuring fit for purpose and fully costed against margin targets.

-      Ensure outdoor range hits desired target contribution with innovative or pro-active costing opts.

-      Ensure product is frozen for commercialisation by critical path deadline.

-      Organise thorough wear testing and action learnings.

-      Implement a fitting procedure across SMS, IES, FES to CFM. 

-      Determine fit standards across all products and COO’s, work with suppliers to grade style effectively.

-      Ensure all shoes and materials are lab & chemical tested against Vivobarefoot standards and implement corrective action plans with suppliers.

-      Ensure product is confirmed (gold seal) for handover to Supply Chain by critical path deadline.

-      Challenge peers when and where necessary in order to deliver product in a timely manner as a team.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Head of Digital Development
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Technology

ROLE OVERVIEW

Vivobarefoot is a global, fast growing, and fast-paced digital brand looking for a dynamic and experienced Head of Digital Development to join our exciting team. Our technology needs are expanding as we take on a strategic goal to bring the development of our ecommerce platform ‘in house’ and reduce the reliance upon third party development agencies. We have an ambitious Digital roadmap to deliver to give our consumers best in class digital experiences as they take the barefoot journey as well as providing the business with a highly optimised ecommerce platform, this role will be crucial in our success.

As Head of Digital Development, you will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated individuals who collaborate to improve our customer experience across all our digital platforms. You will have budget and scope to build your own team of internal Magento developers to work alongside our highly proficient existing digital & technology teams.

You will lead and share research, stay up to date with technological trends and collaborate with other digital experts to drive innovation and feed ideas into our digital roadmap. You will be highly collaborative, insanely proud of the work you and your agile team produce and always mindful of delivering wonderful digital experiences to our customers.

Your passion for online, obsession with how web development is evolving, and ability to speak the language of both business stakeholders and technical teams will help us exceed our targets and expectations.

Above all, you will be a credible, inspiring, and pragmatic technology professional, with a collaborative style and an aptitude for sharing and embedding best practice, ensuring that we maintain data and technology compliance whilst embracing opportunities to innovate.

In return, you will be part of a great brand on an exciting journey, you will be given autonomy, solve strategic challenges, and get exposure to and experience with a range of technology applications from core systems to customer facing. 

 

The Head of Digital Development is responsible for:

-      Establish and maintain a digital development department that is capable of successfully building all core Digital product solutions that can be successfully implemented.

-      Create and fine-tune an efficient, secure, agile, and flexible development process that complies to best practices and industry standards to achieve the best quality and efficiency.

-      Responsible for technical innovation, developing digital expertise and sharing that knowledge; collaborating with other online experts.

-      Work closely with the Head of Digital Product to ensure that the vision and roadmap are clearly understood by the Digital Development teams.

-      Establish close working relationships with stakeholders across the business to help identify opportunities and create value.

-      Establish and implement an appropriate governance framework that will ensure performance is continuously improved.

-      Provide effective leadership to the department ensuring that the vision and strategy are understood and translated into specific actions and objectives that support them.

-      Provide excellent line management, mentoring and coaching to direct reports and ensure that this is cascaded throughout the department.

-      Establish appropriate KPIs to monitor both departmental and platform performance.

-      Manage peripheral assets such as Domains, hosting, and disaster recovery.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Regenerative Impact (Sustainability) Coordinator
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Operations

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Regenerative Impact Coordinator is an operational role that supports the implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of Vivo’s roadmap towards regeneration. Working with the Head of Regenerative Impact to deliver the rigour and integrity required to demonstrate and communicate Vivo’s pursuit of net positive impact, to our customers, partners and across industry.

 

The Regenerative Impact Coordinator is responsible for:

(A) BUSINESS LIVING SYSTEM

-      Supporting the continuous improvement of Vivo’s B Corp programme. 

-      Involvement in X Functional Business Circles. 

-      Supporting the day-to-day implementation of the Business Strategy, Governance, Policies and regeneration goals.

-      Management of and direct support to external consultants and multistakeholder initiatives. 

-      Supporting the development and delivery of internal/external regeneration training & engagement

 

(B) IMPACT ECOSYSTEM (LBF)

-      Supporting the delivery of regenerative agriculture & rewilding projects through our stakeholder partnerships.

-      Supporting the delivery of our impact & special product ranges.

-      Consulting on regeneration events & experiences.

 

(C) EXTERNAL COLLABORATION, INNOVATION & RESEARCH

-      Contributing information and guidance to communications, customer enquiries, media, press & marketing campaigns. 

-      Representing Vivobarefoot across multi-Brand regenerative collaborations (Env/social) & Multi-Stakeholder Groups.

-      Industry research, horizon scanning and best practice research around regenerative business practice and manufacturing. 

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Marketing Campaign & Operations Manager
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Marketing: Brand Impact

ROLE OVERVIEW

This role is the heartbeat of marketing; connecting categories, channel owners, and creatives to ultimately deliver amazing, impactful, and integrated campaigns. Aligning campaigns out of the Brand, Revivo, and Health divisions, as well as the categories of Active, Health, Outdoor, and Kids, will require excellent planning, coordination, and communication skills. Having recently begun the transition to a category-led structure, the initial task will be to build relationships and clear processes between category leads, channel owners, and the creative team, as well as ensuring the campaigns are optimised and efficiently scheduled to deliver the most impact.

 

The Marketing Campaign & Operations Manager is responsible for:

- Owning the Marketing GTM Calendar.
- Managing the planning, objective-setting, execution and analysis of marketing projects and campaigns.
- Budget management, ensuring optimal allocation and that campaigns/projects remain within budget.
- Aligning and collaborating with key stakeholders to optimise launches and align across channels, platforms, and territories.
- Provide insight and guidance to optimise campaigns, audiences, channel activity, and delivery.
- Act as the lynchpin between Ops/Merch and Marketing, to keep teams informed of product deliveries aligned to launch dates.
- Optimisation of marketing processes, such as internal briefing, channel planning, and reporting.
- Working closely with Creative Services Manager on creative workflow, prioritisation, and delivery.
- Leading the reporting process for campaigns.
- Empower cross category CRM through the analysis and delivery of valuable audience data & insights.
- Managing marketing recruitment needs and onboarding of new recruits.
- Identify and power cross-category CRM.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
UX Designer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Commercial - Techonlogy

ROLE OVERVIEW

The UX Designer role is a highly dynamic and creative role that will work closely with the ecommerce, marketing and product teams to create, translate and enhance our online stores and experiences. The ideal candidate proactively involves users and teams to develop their understanding of user pains and propose new ways to discover problem-solving dynamics.

The digital product team at Vivobarefoot uses innovation, insights, and operational excellence to steer our product vision across our ecommerce sites.Therefore, this role should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems.

 

The UX Designer is responsible for:

- Conducting concept and usability testing and gather feedback.

- Championing best practice of usability and user-centric design.

- Leading and supporting discovery of the project lifecycle, including workshops, user and stakeholder interviews, analytics, audits, persona creation and benchmarking.

- Developing wireframes, high fidelity experiences, interactive prototypes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively represent a solution.

- Informing the optimisation roadmap through qualitive audits of the the current vs future digital experiences to increase performance and customer engagement.

- Facilitating workshops and design sprints with different teams

- Planning, designing and moderating usability tests, interviews and surveys

- Translating metrics, company goals and objectives into digital experiences

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Active Footwear Designer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Product

ROLE OVERVIEW

Leading the design function of our Active Category, the Active Footwear Designer is responsible for interpreting briefs from concept through to final product execution. Researching trends, creating compelling new footwear concepts that meet the brand strategic priorities, category product briefs & seasonal design direction.

The Active Footwear Designer is responsible for:

A) Design Responsibilities:

-      Lead the creation of all Active Footwear design to present solutions that are consumer & brand relevant and result in disruptive & industry defining footwear.

-      Foster a sketch, share and collaborative culture during ideation stage with the CDO, Active Footwear Designer & Advanced Concepts Designer to elevate cross category creation excellence. 

-      Maintaining design consistency through all Vivobarefoot product lines.

-      Collaborate with other functional leaders within Active (Marketing, Merchandising, PLM) to share designs but also learn from other areas of the business and receive feedback on current sales performance and market interaction.

-      Create concept boards and supporting artwork to illustrate the design concept, theme & product stories in an inquiring way.

-      Lead Outdoor Design presentations, communicating creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to a variety of stakeholders.

 -      Approach design with an agile dynamic perspective to bring fresh ideas to the process.

-      Research & identify future technologies, trends & opportunities.

 

(B) Technical Responsibilities:

-      Present ideas as hand-drawn sketches to digital presentations (rendered line art, flat patterns,2D/3D, technical drawings etc)

-      Present designs with sustainability at the centre, consistently evaluated against the V-Matrix.

-      Create technical drawings to represent construction information, ensuring accurate interpretation by development.

-      Research functional criteria for product to identify functionality benchmarks and work closely with development to test, evaluate and validate designs to these.

 

(C) Brand & Product Marketing Responsibilities:

-      Contribute design direction in creation of annual and long-term creative direction strategies.

-      Collaborate with Marketing to ensure holistic storytelling & end-to-end creative excellence from sell-in to sell-out.

-      Work with athletes and customers as a professional representative of the brand to gather insight & product feedback.

 

-      Prepare seasonal design presentations for seasonal sales confrence and other key events.

 

(D) Responsibilities within the team:

-      Build close cross functional relationships built on honesty & transparency for effective information flow.

-      Meet design deadlines and deliverables.

-      Ability to lead projects and meet key deadlines, operating in a fast pace, ever changing work environment.

 

(E) Responsibilities for Company Sustainability: 

 

-      Partnering with the Active footwear developers & Sustainability Manager to ensure all environmental & product claims are verified with material vendors, prior to marketing/ecommerce product briefings.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Inbound Coordinator
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Operations

ROLE OVERVIEW

Vivobarefoot is growing fast and as it does, we are looking for someone to support our Logistics team with a focus on inbound shipments from factories to both warehouses and customers

The role will encompass all aspects of the supply chain activities from work required to enable the shoes to be despatched correctly, the despatch process, delivery and invoice reconciliation.

The Inbound Coordinator is responsible for:

- Monitoring shipments to ensure timely despatch from our factories across eCommerce, Wholesale and Distribution channels.

- Utilising Vivobarefoot systems (Netsuite) to create, monitor and report on movement of inventory from order creation through to shipping.

- Liaising with Vivobarefoot warehouses so that stock is receipted in accurately.

- Liaising with Distribution partners and factories / warehouses to provide updated on when partner stock will be collected.

- Creating ASNs to load into both warehouse partner systems before the stock arrives into the warehouses

- Once receipt confirmations are received from the warehouse, they will ensure stock is correctly reported on Netsuite and update duty and purchases with this info.

- Providing updates to the business on stock arrival and availability dates.

- Updating records so that all costs involved in the Inbound Supply chain are accounted for.

- Stock accounting for production.

- Providing cover for the Logistics Optimisation Manager coordinator when required.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Direct Trading Lead
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Commercial 

ROLE OVERVIEW

As Direct Trade Lead you are responsible for the performance of direct trading channels (Ecommerce and Marketplace), working with the Ecommerce Trade Manager and Marketplace Manager, alongside the wider ecommerce, merchandising, operational and category teams, to execute the channel strategies and deliver performance against budgets and P&Ls. Cross-functional alignment with and strong understanding of ReVivo (Recommerce) and Retail channels are essential to ensure the team is optimised to deliver the businesses overall plan.

The Direct Trading Lead is responsible for:

-      A strong track record of successfully growing online sales performance through effective trading and promotional activity across ecommerce and marketplace sites, alongside driving long-term strategy.

-      Core elements of the direct channel P&L and channel forecasts (volume, asp, revenue plans by period/channel).

-      Ability to set and track channel KPIs relevant to overall business mission with an understanding of merchandising nuances and buyer behaviour across different channels.

-      Ownership of discount strategy, focusing on full price trade and leveraging customer segments and online tools to deliver commercial requirements whilst balancing brand image.

-      Knowledge of CRM and digital marketing channels and their influence over successful execution of commercial success.

-      Partnering with the merchandising, product category and finance functions to analyse sell through and profit performance and provide guidance on future online investment across D2C channels.

-      Experience in building and analysing engaging content, running A/B testing to performing in depth analysis and utilising analytics tools and interpreting to the benefit of commercial performance.

-      Strong experience customer journey and site optimisation.

-      Proficient in Google Analytics or other web analytics software.

-      Previous experience managing 3rd party agencies.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Outdoor Footwear Designer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Product

ROLE OVERVIEW

Leading the design function of our Outdoor Category, the Outdoor Footwear Designer is responsible for interpreting briefs from concept through to final product execution. Researching trends, creating compelling new footwear concepts that meet the brand strategic priorities, category product briefs & seasonal design direction.

 

The Outdoor Footwear Designer is responsible for:

(A) Design Responsibilities

 

-      Lead the creation of all Outdoor Footwear design to present solutions that are consumer & brand relevant and result in disruptive & industry defining footwear.

-      Foster a sketch, share and collaborative culture during ideation stage with the CDO, Active Footwear Designer & Advanced Concepts Designer to elevate cross category creation excellence whilst maintaining design consistency through all Vivobarefoot product lines.

-      Collaborate with other functional leaders within Outdoor (Marketing, Merchandising, PLM) to share designs but also learn from other areas of the business and receive feedback on current sales performance and market interaction.

-      Create concept boards and supporting artwork to illustrate the design concept, theme & product stories in an inuring way.

-      Lead Outdoor Design presentations, communicating creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to a variety of stakeholders.

-      Approach design with an agile dynamic perspective to bring fresh ideas to the process.

-      Research & identify future technologies, trends & opportunities.

 

(B) Technical Responsibilities

 

-      Present ideas as hand-drawn sketches to digital presentations (rendered line art, flat patterns,2D/3D, technical drawings etc).

-      Present designs with sustainability at the centre, consistently evaluated against the V-Matrix.

-      Create technical drawings to represent construction information, ensuring accurate interpretation by development

-      Research functional criteria for product to identify functionality benchmarks and work closely with development to test, evaluate and validate designs to these.

 

 (C) Brand & Product Marketing responsibilities

 

-      Contribute design direction in creation of annual and long-term creative direction strategies.

-      Collaborate with Marketing to ensure holistic storytelling & end-to-end creative excellence from sell-in to sell-out.

-      Work with athletes and customers as a professional representative of the brand to gather insight & product feedback.

-      Prepare seasonal design presentations for seasonal sales conference and other key events.

 

(D) Responsibilities within the team 

-      Build close cross functional relationships built on honesty & transparency for effective information flow.

-      Meet design calendar deadlines and deliverables.

-      Ability to lead projects and meet key deadlines, operating in a fast pace, ever changing work environment.

 

(E) Responsibilities with company sustainability 

-      Partnering with the outdoor footwear developers & Sustainability Manager to ensure all environmental & product claims are verified with material vendors, prior to marketing /ecommerce product briefings.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
International Sales and Marketing Lead
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Commercial

ROLE OVERVIEW

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead our International Distribution and Wholesale business across commercial & marketing initiatives. The role will lead our international partner development strategy throughout our network of global partners and wholesale working alongside distributors in key markets across Europe, Asia, Australia, GCC, The Americas and Canada; vital to the success and growth of Vivobarefoot. Working with partners and our marketing and commercial teams, you will support the ongoing commercial and brand growth in our international markets.

With a key focus on our global community you will own the commercial targets for B2B channels, whilst coordinating the international marketing approach, leading to dedicated campaigns in localised regions, which ensuring branding alignment and consistency.

Reporting into the Commercial Director the role balances left & right brain, needing to be highly organised and delivering against functional and commercial needs, whilst also having the creative brain to support innovative, engaging and highly creative marketing campaigns to engage global audiences.

The International Sales and Marketing Lead is responsible for:

-      Co-ordinate and grow our existing partner territories and identify strategic opportunities for further growth.

-      Supporting Vivobarefoot Global network of partners offering them commercial transparency and execution of marketing activity and channel initiatives.

-      Working in collaboration with Marketing to deliver against brand needs and business goals. Creating and affecting processes and feedback loops to ensure Global brand alignment and activity is delivered.

-      Support in developing and leading Vivo’s Retail experience, creating exciting environment and activations that engage our customers on the ground in our bricks and mortar stores both in London, as we grow and in global partner stores.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Graphic Designer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Marketing | Creative

ROLE OVERVIEW

Vivobarefoot are looking for a passionate and ambitious junior designer to join our Creative Team, bringing to life the brand’s regenerative mission through compelling and impactful creative. Working within Vivobarefoot’s fast-paced Creative Services Team, this role will shape and deliver creative assets that support brand and business.

While Vivobarefoot’s primary channels are digital, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across all channels. Your output will also cover physical retail, as well as a wide range of other mediums, from the traditional, to the experiential and highly experimental. 

You will be joining a growing and developing team that will report into the Creative Services Manager and working in close collaboration with both the Creative Lead, and CDO/Co-Founder, the role focuses on the execution and delivery of genuinely disruptive, convention-challenging creative that ultimately encourages great natural connections.

Vivobarefoot operates a flat organisational structure, meaning that all roles make an active contribution to how we show up, and an entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged. The role presents an excellent development opportunity for hungry and creative individual who’s passionate about pursuing a better way, and inspiring a world with more feeling, and less padding.

The Graphic Designer is responsible for:

-      Design on-brand creative concepts and mock-ups in response to briefs from internal teams.

-      Artworking digital and print ready assets.

-      Supporting the creative delivery of BAU as well as major brand initiatives and projects.

-      Support the conceptualisation, storyboarding and production for still and film shoots.

-      Contribute to the creative evolution of our digital and physical platforms.

-      Assist with the digital asset management library.

-      Creatively contribute and refine internal and external communications, documents, and presentations.

-      Active participation in brainstorming, as well as to eagerness pitch own ideas and concepts.

-      Ensure workflow is managed and prioritised, so deadlines and expectations are met.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Sales Assistant (Full Time)
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Commercial | Neal Street Store

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Sales Assistant is an important customer-facing role which helps to ensure the smooth running of the store.

As with all Vivobarefoot employees, they will be an ambassador for the brand on the shop floor and should feel pride in our brand and values. They will be in charge of processing transactions for customers day-to-day, and helping to pick and fit the most suitable products. Because of this, they will need to have a sound knowledge of barefoot shoes and our product range, and should give their honest advice to all customers on what will be the best choice for them. They will also help with deliveries, and ensuring the store and back-of-house is kept clean and presentable.

The arrangement for this role is to work full time, five days a week. The store is open from Monday through to Sunday, and the exact days this position will work on will be dependent on the requirements of the store.

The Sales Assistant is responsible for:

-      Being an approachable and friendly colleague instore.

-      Approaching customers and guiding them through their barefoot journey: The sales assistant should have a fantastic knowledge of store product and be able to communicate this information well to our customers.

-      Dealing with customer complaints.

-      Ensuring that as a team the store (shop floor and back of house) is kept clean and presentable.

-      Making sure that the stockroom is kept clear of any mess and ensuring that all shoeboxes are stored neatly and correctly. 

-      Assisting with deliveries (counting in shoe boxes and allocating them to their correct space in the stockroom, and ensuring that all pairs match the delivery notes).

-      Acting appropriately on the shop floor and being a fantastic ambassador for the brand.

-      Ensuring any issues are reported to a senior member of staff in a timely manner.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Creative Lead
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Marketing | Creative

ROLE OVERVIEW

We are looking for a dynamic and exceptionally talented designer to lead the creative expression of Vivobarefoot’s regenerative mission. This new role will lead the visual tone and presentation of the brand, working to translate brand vision into compelling creative, while leading and inspiring the team to produce innovative and genuinely disruptive, convention-challenging creative. 

Reporting into the Head of Brand & Product Marketing, and working in close collaboration with the CDO/Co-Founder, the role focuses on creative identity and execution, delivering arresting and highly impactful storytelling. As Creative Lead, the role will be instrumental to achieving our mission of reconnecting people and planet, affirming Vivobarefoot as a true challenger within the footwear industry, and a regenerative leader far beyond.

You should have minimum 6 years’ experience in a design or creative department, working on integrated campaigns, brand or agency side, and will have a strong focus on digital channels. You will lead the team to ensure work produced internally is on brand, engaging, intuitive, intelligent, and drives brand and business objectives.

The Creative Leadis responsible for:

-      Continuous evolution of Vivobarefoot’s creative expression, setting the tone for how we show up and drive our mission.

-      Concepts, art direction and creative for flagship initiatives and campaigns across footwear, health, and activism.

-      Lead and direct still and film shoots for content and campaigns, including guidance of post-production. 

-      Lead creative evolution of our platforms, from website and social, to physical retail.

-      Packaging and assets to support Vivo products, consistent with brand mission & values; remove waste, optimise function & circularity.

-      Consumer marketing (retail, wholesale, windows, etc.).

-      Shape internal and external communications, documents, and presentations, from press releases to annual reports.  

-      Build, lead, and nurture internal and external networks of best-in-class agencies and creative individuals.  

-      Work in collaboration with Marketing Ops & Category leads, among other functions, to deliver brand needs and business goals. 

-      Collaboration with CSM & Marketing Ops to optimise creative workflow.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.